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300 Quaker Highway
Uxbridge, MA 01569

(508) 278-8633
(508) 278-8647
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August 19, 2015
As a student in the class of 2016, I know, as well as all of my classmates do, the trainwreck that UHS is. My class has never had stability-- the format for the schedules has been changed every year, classes have been switched and sometimes combined, and most of the competent teachers have been laid off or jumped ship. I recently received the schedule for my senior year, a year that we have been told for four years was the most important, and the one the staff held the most care for. You can imagine my disappointment at finding that I was scheduled for three gym classes (a tactic they have used in the past because they don't have enough classes for the students), all with different teachers and two of the three are classes I explicitly asked not to have. Further, the one class I stressed was important that I take because it pertained to the career path I wish to follow, was scheduled for me one day and then gone the next. I was also scheduled for a class I literally took two months ago in the last semester of the school year, and it's with the same bumbling teacher in the same block that really should retire, because he can offer the students no experience or education. If you are a parent or a student looking into this school, my advice is to look elsewhere. The administration will not listen to any voice your student may have, they will not listen to you as a parent, and they will continue to make mistake after mistake as long as the Super Intendant gets a story on the front page. There is a reason Uxbridge has such a high rate of children that choose to Choice-Out, trust me.

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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
August 19, 2015
Many of the teachers have given up on actually engaging students and trying to teach, instead sticking around for the tenure.

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Develops grit: Agree
August 19, 2015
Students feel a determination to get out of this school system-- whether it be by transfer, by Choicing-Out, dropping out, or getting as far away as possible after graduation.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 19, 2015
The thought that this school respects it's students is laughable. Ask any of the students here, and that will probably be their reaction.

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Develops empathy: Neutral
August 19, 2015
This school causes it's students to develop a sense of community with each other, but not in any positive way. Students here all share common experiences of injustice, and feel that they are bonded through the terrible attempts of organization UHS tries to make.

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Develops honesty: Disagree
August 19, 2015
This school encourages students to keep their mouth shut about any wrongdoing (among students and teachers). No effort is truly made to combat bullying or theft.

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May 15, 2013
The School is nice but the system is so out of touch with reality. To start with the high school wanted a new building, but sadly the School or town didn't check to see if the person in charge of the budget had a basic understanding of math. and so once the new school got approved in came the famous Oooppss I forgot about a sports field. The school was urging parents to go and vote yes to being taxed for a field, after numerous No's to overturn they shoehorned it in regardless, great way to teach children democracy. Next comes the genius idea of putting in an Asphalt plant near the new school after all, what parent wouldn't want there children to be breathing in those fumes???? But as its such a small health risk no one thought it was worth blocking it for the childrens health sake. We are now in a situation where the school doesn't have enough money for this year and is trying everything to figure out where to get it. AP courses are going, as well as 15% of the teachers, but at least they have a nice sports field they can walk around and ponder where it all went wrong. As a parent you have to look at the system and think are they capable of educating my child.

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August 15, 2012
I think the teachers are doing fantastic job here . I have a son who goes to grade 2 and a daughter in K. The teachers are very kind ,loving and affectionate. I am looking forward to send my kids to the new high school.

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June 23, 2012
This school leaves so much to be desired especially for students with special needs! They say they want parent involvement but they will do everything to push you away to hide the fact that they don't follow ieps! ASC is a joke look at the description ask your student who has that class..they don't help. They don't even provide the services that they should to help either. Special ed. teachers are teaching regular classes when they belong helping the students like they should be that need it! They push the college prep classes and dwell most attention on the advance students....what about the ones that struggle and deserve material and support to help them succeed too. Their parents pay the taxes too in town. Please wake up and smell the coffee before its to late. All we want for our children to be the best they can...too succeed and live independently too!

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June 27, 2011
I go to this school and it sucks. The teachers are horrible and disorganized treat the students like little kids and the wrong students get in trouble for something someone else did. They can't even keep schedules and rules right. Not worth it. Bad education=Uxbridge high school.

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November 02, 2008
Do not send any of ur kids to this school! the onyl good thing i can think of is that some of the teachers are good but it is overcrowded and needs to be updated.

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April 07, 2008
I loved every second of my 4 years at Uxbridge. The school spirit is amazing and the teachers are always there for you! I don't know who I would be if I had gone to a different high school. I just know that Uxbridge made me the successful and independent woman I am today. One day when I have children, they too will be attending the Uxbridge Public School System. Hopefully there will be a new school by then though.

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January 29, 2007
While the school does need some updating, i believe that Uxbridge makes up for it in other catagories. The teachers are outstanding. Some teachers do have some unorthodox ways of teaching but that is what keeps students as myself happy to be here. As a new teacher told my class 'Uxbridge has something that i have never seen before. People actually care. Whether it is student to student or teacher to student people care.' I myself am happy to say i have a good relationship with all my teachers. I am currently a junior at Uxbridge High School. What ever bad people havee to say about Uxbridge, you should really listen to the students. Aren't we the ones who have to go to the school?

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October 16, 2006
As a recent graduate of Uxbridge High School I would like to express my opinion on the school. I graduated in 2004 and at that time the school had great teachers who work hard to keep the students on track but had no facility in which to do this. The high school was overwhelmed with the student population as were the classrooms, which made it difficult for one on one interaction between shy students and their teachers. There were 2 computer labs, containing maybe 50 computers total, to accommodate the 500 or so students. In short the school needs updating. The teachers are a great group of individuals who work hard to further the students education and the coaches on the athletic teams and after school groups work hard to keep the kids out of trouble.

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February 12, 2006
I have 3 children who have been thru the system, with a 4th currently in elementary. All of them are successful, motivated students. I have found that there are a very few teachers at the high school level who have an odd (to say the least) way of running their classes, but my kids have always enjoyed their time there, nun the less. My current Senior got an early acceptance to her first choice college and my son is excelling in the sports of his choice. They are all doing well in their classes. On the other side, the Superintendant is a great guy and has addressed any of my concerns in a professional manor without making the kids uncomfortable. My sincerest thanks to all in Uxbridge, you have helped me raise some very fine kids!

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October 17, 2005
A fair overall program at best. While I am a staunch believer that a child gets from school what he/she puts into it, I feel the programs and teachers fail to develop the average student. Parent involvement is fair. As another respondent stated, extracurricular activities are readily accessible due to the low number of attending students.

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August 22, 2005
My youngest child will graduate from UHS this year. The oldest is now a senior in an academically competetive college. Both children were given good advice and support by guidance counselors. The curriculum prepared them for 4 year colleges. They had opportunities to get involved in sports and activities because the school is small and participation is encouraged. As an involved parent, I have always received quick responses from teachers, administrators and guidance counselors. Discipline has been fair and effective. Sadly, the hallways and rest rooms in the building are overcrowded and the science and technology facilities need updating. These negatives are outweighed by the quality of the academics and the friendly, wholesome atmosphere.

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Uxbridge High School
300 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge, MA  01569
(508) 278-8633
Last modified Uxbridge High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Uxbridge High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top